IntelGenx Begins Montelukast VersaFilm™ Dosing in Patients with Mild to Moderate Alzheimer’s Disease in Phase 2a Study

November 27, 2018

SAINT LAURENT, Quebec, Nov. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IntelGenx Corp. (TSX-V: IGX) (OTCQX: IGXT) (the “Company” or “IntelGenx”) today announced that patient dosing has commenced in the Phase 2a study of Montelukast VersaFilm™ in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). The True North Clinical Research site in Kentville, Nova Scotia is the first of eight research sites in Canada to enrol a patient and commence dosing.

This randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled Phase 2a proof of concept study will enroll approximately 70 subjects with mild to moderate AD.  The study will evaluate the safety, feasibility, tolerability, and efficacy of Montelukast buccal film following daily dosing for 26 weeks.  Currently, seven of eight research sites have been activated and actively recruiting patients.

About Montelukast VersaFilm™:

Montelukast is a leukotriene receptor antagonist used for the maintenance treatment of asthma and to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergies. Montelukast is a CysLT1 antagonist; it blocks the action of leukotriene D4, a natural substance produced in the body involved in inflammation, (and secondary ligands LTC4 and LTE4) on the cysteinyl leukotriene receptor CysLT1 in the lungs and bronchial tubes by binding to it. This reduces the narrowing of bronchioles otherwise caused by the leukotriene and results in less inflammation. IntelGenx’s Montelukast buccal film offers a distinct dosage form that improves bioavailability and removes the need for water intake. The latest formulation successfully demonstrated enhanced bioavailability as compared with the brand tablet in a pilot study.

About IntelGenx:

Established in 2003, IntelGenx is a leading oral drug delivery company primarily focused on the development and manufacturing of innovative pharmaceutical oral films based on its proprietary VersaFilm™ technology platform.

IntelGenx's highly skilled team provides comprehensive pharmaceuticals services to pharmaceutical partners, including R&D, analytical method development, clinical monitoring, IP and regulatory services.  IntelGenx's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, established for the VersaFilm™ technology platform, supports lab-scale to pilot and commercial-scale production, offering full service capabilities to its clients.  More information about the Company can be found at www.intelgenx.com.

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Source:  IntelGenx Technologies Corp.

For more information, please contact:

Stephen Kilmer
Investor Relations
(514) 331-7440 ext 232
stephen@intelgenx.com

Or

Andre Godin, CPA, CA
Executive Vice-President and CFO
IntelGenx Corp.
(514) 331-7440 ext 203
andre@intelgenx.com

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Source: IntelGenx Technologies Corp.